Subaru Admits Defeat, Launches All-Wheel-Drive Turbo Diesel Hybrid…

Apparently fed up with critics who say that the Subaru BRZ isn't getting the job done for enthusiasts on its own merits, the folks at Fuji Heavy will announce on Monday, April 1 that the next Subaru BRZ will have an all-wheel-drive turbo diesel convertible version in 2015. » 3/30/13 7:15pm 3/30/13 7:15pm

What April Fools Day Automotive Headline Do You Want To Read?

Instead of wowing you with our story about the return of the Pontiac Aztec for 2015 or reporting this time the El Camino is actually returning to the US for real (we would never actually joke about such a thing) this April Fools Day we want to hear your idea of the perfect fake automotive story. » 4/01/12 9:00am 4/01/12 9:00am

Chevy Volt convertible begins the automotive April Fools' Day silliness

Road & Track's beginning the automotive April Fools' Day silliness with an absolutely obvious faux story: a Chevy Volt convertible. Sorry guys, but you're one calf-skin driving glove short of a Concours. » 3/31/11 1:15pm 3/31/11 1:15pm

The Jalopnik Guide To The Car Industry's April Fool's Pranks

Automotive PR people use April 1st as an excuse to issue fake press releases and get revenge on journalists who do things like telling people to "point and laugh" at their cars. This is our guide to this year's goofiness. » 4/01/10 4:00pm 4/01/10 4:00pm

Happy 40th Birthday, AMC Gremlin

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the AMC Gremlin's unveil to the public. Later, everyone would realize the "first American-built import" with a base price of $1,900 was actually the funniest automotive April Fool's Day joke in history. » 4/01/10 2:00pm 4/01/10 2:00pm

Kia Aero-Soul Concept: When April Fool's Day Goes Too Far

April Fools Day is our absolute least favorite time of the year because everyone thinks they're hilarious half-rate comedians, Kia included. » 3/31/09 12:30pm 3/31/09 12:30pm

ABC Radio, For The Record, GM Still Owns The Rights To Oldsmobile

Mark Twain once said "a lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." Thanks to radio and the web, it can now travel all the way around the world. Remember that list of automotive April Fools' Day jokes? Remember that C&D and Automobile joke about Toyota securing Olds' naming rights » 4/04/08 11:20am 4/04/08 11:20am

Ten Best...Or Worst...April Fools' Day Automotive Gags

We resisted the temptation today to pull our own shenanigans, mostly because tearing the wraps off a fake photoshopped Ford Ranchero was too obvious. Similarly, calling a fold to the sham that is Chryslerberus would have just been plain mean. Luckily, we knew the online automotive world would pick up the slack. Sure… » 4/01/08 8:25pm 4/01/08 8:25pm

Seven New Cars We Wish Were April Fools' Day Jokes

[UPDATE: Also check out our top ten list of the best...or was it the worst...April Fools' Day automotive gags.] Occasionally, an automaker likes to have a little fun on April Fools' Day by announcing a car so ridiculous it couldn't possibly be real. Unfortunately, what happens more often than not is that an… » 4/01/08 3:16pm 4/01/08 3:16pm

What's The Best Car Prank You've Ever Pulled?

Historically speaking, April Fools Day is an opportunity for horribly unfunny people to be even less funny. We thought April Fool's Day had been cancelled this year so we didn't bother coming up with silliness for you. Which is probably a good thing because really, who wants to read made-up stuff when we can hear… » 4/01/08 11:40am 4/01/08 11:40am

Allroad Fools Day? Volkswagen's Alleged Cross Phaeton

Of course, we're suspicious of the timing of Autoweek.nl's reveal of the alleged Volkswagen "Cross Phaeton." The shots indicate a new Phaeton with a body kit and higher ground clearance, along with a 220-hp 2.0-liter TDI. They say it'll be revealed at the New York auto show this week. We say they should have added a… » 4/01/07 5:49pm 4/01/07 5:49pm

Spy Photos: Henry Ford To Debut New "Horseless Carriage" In New York…

We've been covering this whole "horseless carriage" phenomenon for some time, but we're hearing this guy down the road from here's got a new way of making them. He's calling it "mass production" and it sounds like the cat's meow. In fact, with an emphasis on making workers jobs on this "assembly line" totally… » 4/01/07 3:34pm 4/01/07 3:34pm

B-List Action Figure Found Dead on Lawn in New Jersey

Action figure Steve Houston was found dead in his "Earth Speeder" vehicle at a residence in Montvale, New Jersey early Sunday morning. Houston, who was once described as "sucky" and "who the hell is that?" was purchased from P&J's Stationary in New Brunswick on December 25, 1978 by a local man. Sources say the man,… » 4/01/07 2:29pm 4/01/07 2:29pm